Alaska Online Unemployment

In recent years, the American economic climate has made it more difficult for families to obtain a sense of financial stability. Many Americans are unemployed. Luckily, the United States government has multiple offices that aid the unemployed. In Alaska, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development provides unemployment insurance to workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own.

Unemployment Service Online

To file for unemployment online in the state of Alaska, you should visit the Department of Labor and Workforce Development website at From this website, you will be able to find all of the information you need concerning the application process and how to receive benefits if and when you are deemed eligible.

To file for unemployment online, you will need the following information:

  • Your name, address and contact phone number
  • Social security number
  • The name, address and phone number of the last employer for which you worked
  • The last calendar date you worked
  • Reason for separation from your employer (ex. quit, fired, laid-off, etc.)
  • Total wages earned during your last week of employment
  • Alien registration number (only if you are a non-citizen)

Online Unemployment Filing

Once you have compiled the above information, you are ready to begin your application for online unemployment filing. The application is simple and user-friendly. Most applicants can complete it in less than 30 minutes. At the time of application, many applicants are required to register for work. This registration is an attempt to match eligible workers with suitable employment. If you are required to register, you will be notified.

Most questions on the application are related to your personal information and job history. There is a frequently asked questions (FAQ) section of the website that answers the common questions posed by applicants. However, if you have an online unemployment question not listed there, you should contact customer service at (907) 465-5552.

Once your claim for unemployment services online has been processed, you will receive notification concerning your eligibility. If eligible for benefits, you will be notified of any further action required on your part, so be sure that the department is made aware of any changes in your address or other contact information.

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